Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health is how we think, feel and act in order to face life situations. It is how we view ourselves, our lives, and the people in our lives; how we look at our options and make choices. Wellness and mental health include things like handling stress, relating to other people, and making decisions appropriately. Like many physical aspects of our health, it develops and changes as we get older.
Everyone has mental and emotional health. Mental and emotional wellbeing can range from good to not so good and even to poor. Daily life events can affect a person’s mental and emotional health; sometimes a person is healthier than other times and sometimes a person needs help to handle problems. Many people experience mental and emotional imbalance at some time during their lives.
Mental health problems are real. They affect our thoughts, body, feelings, and behaviour. Health Professionals call some of these mental and emotional conditions:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Bipolar or manic-depressive illness
These disorders are not just a passing phase; they can really interfere with an individual and their family’s lives. Mental and emotional problems can be severe and can lead to school failure, loss of friends, family conflicts and risky behaviour. But can just make you feel like crap.
It is our vision to strengthen children & young people’s resilience, for them to be able to handle and recover from life’s challenges and traumas.
It is natural and very common to feel ashamed by things to do with our feelings and our state of mental wellbeing.
There is nothing to be ashamed of or feel hoha or whakama about the subject.
If there is tough stuff happening in your life then it’s perfectly normal to feel confused, unsure and low.
This is where Mirror Services can help.
We have been working with children and young people for over twenty years now and we know about pain and anguish and have learnt a thing or two about helping people understand their feelings and mental health issues such as depression or anxiety as well.
“The counselling let me talk about things that have been going on at home.... I’ve now got a whole lot more understanding of what my feelings are all about.”
Feel free to contact us if you have an enquiry.